Cinema/Chicago News

Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie: Steak 48 and The Last Rites of Joe May

Published: April 28, 2020  |  Filed under: Dinner and a Movie

(L) Steak 48’s Filet Mignon; (R) Dennis Farina at the Chicago International Film Festival’s Opening Night in 2011.

Welcome to Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie! Each week for #TakeoutTuesday, we will collaborate with one of our Hot Spots restaurant partners to bring you delicious pickup and delivery food options along with a film selected by the chef preparing your meal!

This week, we’ve partnered with Steak 48 and Chef Brian Key to honor the late great Chicago actor Dennis Farina!

The late Dennis Farina, actor and Chicago-native, was a lifelong friend of Dennis Mastro, the father of Mike and Jeff Mastro, the family who owns Steak 48. Guests who have been to the Chicago restaurant may have noticed an artwork piece of the two of them in their dining room. Dennis Mastro served as an Executive Producer on a film that Dennis Farina starred in – The Last Rites of Joe May. It was filmed in Chicago and opened the Chicago International Film Festival in 2011, for which Dennis Farina attended. In memory of their dear friend and as an ode to our city, they selected Dennis Farina’s film, The Last Rites of Joe May, to be enjoyed with his favorite steak – the Bone-In Filet Mignon.

Dinner Take-Out Pick

“We’re excited to highlight Dennis Farina’s favorite steak – a Bone-In Filet Mignon. We’ve also included a few suggested dishes that are some of our signature items and can be enjoyed with the Bone-In Filet.”Chef Brian Key


The Mastro family opened their Steak 48 brand in Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood in 2017. The group also currently owns and operates successful fine dining steakhouses in Phoenix, including Dominick’s Steakhouse, Steak 44 and Ocean 44, and Steak 48 in Houston. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of fresh, high-quality menu items to suit any individual preference, featuring the very best in prime steaks and ultra-premium wagyu beef, seafood flown in daily, shareable chef-inspired appetizers and side dishes, creative salads and tantalizing desserts. Steak 48 also has many gluten-free and vegetarian menu options. Steak 48’s wine program, also available by the bottle with curbside orders, features a robust collection expertly-chosen varietals from around the world.

Recommended Dishes:

Bone-In Filet Mignon (12 oz.) – Dennis Farina’s favorite!

Chef Brian’s Suggested Accompaniments:
Appetizer: Prime Steakhouse Meatballs made with prime beef and White Marble Farms pork
Salad: Roasted Beet with ruby and golden beets, goat cheese and pistachios
Side: Double Baked Truffle Potato with shaved black truffle, and fontina and gouda cheeses
Dessert: Ultimate Warm Vanilla Caramel Cake with vanilla gelato, whipped cream and toasted brown sugar cinnamon pecans
Wine: The Prisoner Red Blend (2018 Napa, CA)

Note: All items are featured à la carte on the Steak 48 menu.

How to Order:

Steak 48 Chicago is open for curbside pickup and delivery on UberEats, Postmates and DoorDash from 12 to 9 p.m. daily. Guests can also order from the takeout menu online or by calling the restaurant directly at (312) 266-4848 for pickup. Bottles of wine are also available for curbside pickup. When you arrive at the restaurant for curbside pickup, please give them a quick call and they will run your order right out and process your payment.

Steak 48 Menu Items

Movie Pick

The Last Rites of Joe May

Director: Joe Maggio

Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. Returning to his old neighborhood in Chicago’s “Patch” district, he finds his car gone, all his worldly possessions pawned by his landlord, and the apartment he’s lived in his entire adult life rented out to a single mother named Jenny and her eight year-old daughter Angelina.

Streaming Details:
The Last Rites of Joe May is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Share this page: